AOGF In the Community

Associates of Glens Falls Insurance has been embedded in the community since its founding in 1967. We have a strong history ensuring the needs of not-for-profits are met. Numerous AOGF employees take part in community and charity activities. In addition to monetary support, employees are encouraged to support organizations near and dear to their hearts. Here are some of the many ways we give back throughout the year!

Donating Books for Babies

(February 20, 2022- Glens Falls, NY)

Our Associates donated 89 books to Project: Cameron’s Story . We have been donating books since 2019 and now have some sweet new reasons to support this cause.

“Associates of Glens Falls Insurance,

Thank you so much for participating in our 13th annual book collection this year. With your help and generosity, we collected an astonishing 27,158 brand new books! The families in the NICU will surely benefit from your kindness and generosity.

With sincere appreciation,

The Board of Project: Cameron’s Story”

“The mission of Project: Cameron’s Story is to support the bonding of parents with their premature babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), through the use of children’s literature and storytelling. We strive to empower parents to form unique and profound connections with their babies within an environment that is often uncertain and intimidating. Our mission is to place a brand new, quality, children’s book in the hands of every parent of a premature baby upon admission to the NICU.” Taken from Project: Cameron’s Story’s Website.

Associates of Glens Falls donates $2,750 to Moreau Community Center’s Backpack Program

Moreau Community Center’s Backpack Program(May 23, 2019 - Glens Falls, NY) Associates of Glens Falls Insurance (AOGF) and Loomis & LaPann, Inc. partnered with the Adirondack Thunder to donate $2,750 to the Moreau Community Center’s Backpack Program. As a means of giving back to the community, AOGF and Loomis & LaPann wished to donate $25 for every Thunder home goal scored in the 2018-2019 regular season.

“Being able to work with Associates of Glens Falls and the Backpack Program this season was very special. This is a community that has given the Adirondack Thunder so much, it is a privilege to be able to give back.” Jeff Mead, President of the Adirondack Thunder said.

“We are truly happy to partner with the Thunder for another year and donate to such a worthy cause. We’re already making plans for next year!” Chuck Gohn, President at Associates of Glens Falls and Loomis & LaPann, said.

Photo Caption (L-R): Rahel Gilhooly, Kelly Obermayer and Donna Nichols, Moreau Community Center; Jeff Mead, Adirondack Thunder; Greg Joly and Chuck Gohn, Associates of Glens Falls Insurance and Loomis & LaPann; Tadd Sipowicz and Gunnar, Adirondack Thunder.

February 2019 Fundraising: Near and Dear to Our Hearts

Our Associates collected a total of 62 children's books (and book orders) for Project: Cameron's Story (their mission is to place a brand new, quality, children's book in the hands of every parent of a premature baby upon admission to the NICU at area hospitals).

We also held our in-house fundraising all month to benefit the American Heart Association. This year, we donated $360 specifically to Team Arterial Motives, in memory of Lucas Rockwood, late husband of Amanda Rockwood, our Marketing Executive.

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Photo Caption: Our Associates wore red on February 1 for National Wear Red Day to raise awareness for heart health.

Adopt-A-Family 2018

For over 30 years, our Associates have adopted a local family for the holidays (with a little help from Family Service Association of Glens Falls).

Mary Gonzalez, one of our veteran Personal Lines Account Managers’, now spearheads the operation and shares the family’s wish list with our team. Our Associates choose items to buy and bring back to our Unofficial Wrapping Station (our conference room is temporarily converted into Santa’s workshop with festive bows, wrapping paper and tape on every open space).

Our hope is to spread some good cheer and make at least one family’s holiday a little brighter!

Many Reasons to Give Back in November 2018

Our Associates donated nonperishable goods in early November to the 5th Annual Stuff the Bus Food Drive to Benefit Local Food Pantries.

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(Photo Caption) We also collected items based on the WAIT House's Wish List and distributed to them after Thanksgiving.

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(Photo Caption) Jeremy Deason (Account Executive) participated in No Shave November to raise awareness for cancer.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer- October 2018

We went pink in October to raise awareness for breast cancer. Our Associates raised $463 through in-house fundraising and donated it to the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of the Adirondacks. Some of our Associates took part in the walk on Sunday, October 28.

2018 Camp Chepontuc Sponsorship

Associates of Glens Falls is proud to support the Family YMCA of the Glens Falls Area. We sponsored the first week of this year's Camp Chepontuc sports camp.

The week included a Sports Sampler, which helped campers decide the sports to focus on for the rest of the summer. They also learned some new sports or honed in on their skills for sports they already know.

A total of 189 breakfasts and 524 lunches were served to children attending camp, at no additional cost to the parents.

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(Photo Caption) Campers at Week 1 of Camp Chepontuc

$2,875 donated to The Open Door Mission’s Backpack Program

(June 27, 2018 - Glens Falls, NY) Associates of Glens Falls Insurance (AOGF) and Loomis & LaPann, Inc. partnered with the Adirondack Thunder to donate $2,875 to The Open Door Mission’s Backpack Program. AOGF and Loomis & LaPann agreed to donate $25 for every Thunder home goal scored in the 2017-2018 regular season.

“We are very appreciative of our partnership with Associates of Glens Falls and Loomis & LaPann as we help to make another impact on an important organization in our local community,” Cool Insuring Arena General Manager Jeff Mead said. “The Open Door has been not only a great partner of our team, but is a terrific local organization that helps so many in need and we’re proud to be a part of this effort to raise funds aiding in their efforts.”

“We are thrilled the Thunder had such a winning season, allowing us to collaborate and donate to such a worthy cause,” Chuck Gohn, President at Associates of Glens Falls and Loomis & LaPann, said.

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(Photo Caption) Kim Cook, President of The Open Door Mission is presented with the check by Chuck Gohn, President of AOGF and Loomis & LaPann and Jeff Mead, Cool Insuring Arena General Manager.

Spring Community Work Day at Double H Ranch

Our Associates teamed up with Philadelphia Insurance Companies for the spring Community Work Day at Double H Ranch. It was a sunny Saturday that consisted of grounds clean up and lots of fun for a great cause!

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(Photo Caption) L-R: Pam, Carrie, Jason, Stephanie, Stephane &  Becky

Employee Spotlight: April 2018

Karen Starkweather
Accounting Manager, AIAF
President of Wings Falls Quilters Guild

Heart Month

Karen has been a member of The Wings Falls Quilters Guild for 15 years and the group has been active for 40 years. It is a registered and local not-for-profit organization.

The Guild has donated quilts to local children’s charities and families in crisis.  In December 2017, they donated over 40 stuffed animals, with matching quilts, to the Moreau Community Center.  They recently completed over 100 pillowcases- some will go to a local organization’s summer camp for siblings separated in the foster care system, the others will go to another children’s group.The Guild also makes quilts for the kids at Double H Hole in the Woods’ Comfort Camp every fall. The camp is for kids who have experienced the death of a family member. One of the Guild’s members also makes the gorgeous raffle quilt that is donated to the South High Marathon Dance every year.

The Wings Falls Quilters Guild’s signature event is its biennial quilt show, which is scheduled for May 4th and 5th, 2019. When Karen is not exercising her creative muscle, she can be found taking care of the finances at our agency. She joined AOGF in 1986 and says her favorite part about working with us is the people- many of whom she has worked with for 30+ years!

For more information about The Wings Falls Quilters Guild visit and you can find them on Facebook!

Heart Month - February 2018

The staff at Associates of Glens Falls and Loomis & LaPann, Inc. fundraised for Heart Month in February.

$168 will be donated directly to the American Heart Association (AHA) and $190 will be donated to one of our Personal Lines Account Manager's granddaughter's AHA Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart Fund.

Heart Month

Our team wore red on Friday, February 2nd for National Wear Red Day to raise awareness for heart health.

$950 Donated to Open Door Mission

Associates of Glens Falls and Loomis & LaPann, in conjunction with the Thunder, have donated $950 to the Open Door Mission in Glens Falls.

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L-R: Greg Joly (Sports Senior VP, Loomis & LaPann, Inc.), Brad Tapper (Adirondack Thunder Coach), Mike Bergin (Adirondack Thunder Player), Kim Cook (President & CEO, The Open Door Mission) and Chuck Gohn (President, AOGF and Loomis & LaPann, Inc.)